Artwork of the Week: January 9

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Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963), Still Life with Fish. Oil on canvas, 1941. Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 1947.60. 23 5/8 x 28 3/4 in. Gallery 6

Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963), Still Life with Fish. Oil on canvas, 1941. Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 1947.60. 23 5/8 x 28 3/4 in. Gallery 6

Georges Braque collaborated closely with Pablo Picasso in working out the approach to painting that would result in Cubism. Whereas Picasso would go on to develop a spectacular series of personal styles, Braque continued to increase his mastery and free use of Cubism’s vocabulary of form, superimposing and combining different views of the same object. This painting is one of Braque’s “kitchen still lifes” painted during World War II, which Braque spent in occupied Paris.


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